WHEN: 7:30pm Wednesday 12 May
WHERE: Via ZOOM Online
CONTACT: Donna Wilson - email@example.com
DEADLINE for Zoom registration: 7 May
Due to the restrictions on meeting together, we are doing the AGM via ZOOM and therefore to participate in the meeting you need to register your wish to be included with Donna so you can be sent a link beforehand.
This must be done by 7th of May.
Proposed change to the constitution to be agreed.
No Proxy Votes will be accepted.
A good turnout of members is required.
Any changes will be updated on here & Social Media.
For more info on Zoom visit: zoom.us
Return to Rugby timeline for the domestic game has been published today (26 March)
Click here to view the Return to Rugby timeline document.
Scottish Rugby's Return to Rugby timeline webinar, can be viewed by clicking here.
To view current Return to Rugby guidance, click here.
The club runs a very successful "50" Club with an average 100 members each month and this raises a sum in the region of £1,000 per annum, which helps pay for travel costs, making the "50" Club a major source of fund-raising for the club and as such the continued support of existing members is of vital importance.
We would also like to increase the number to reach the 150 if at all possible.
There is a monthly draw of the existing members which takes place at each monthly committee meeting.
Each member pays £2.00 per share per month with 50% of the income going out in prizes.
You may take as many shares as you wish.
If you are not a member please complete the bankers order below and return it to Olga Burton, Raasay, Grainpark, Kirkwall KW15 1UL or alternatively you may send a cheque for £24.00 for each share you wish, or you can set up a Standing Order, this will ensure your place in the monthly draws for one year.
Please email quantity of shares to firstname.lastname@example.org if not sending back the below form. Cheques should
be made payable to Orkney Rugby Football Club and sent along with the form to me.
N.B. Those who filled in a bankers order in the past need not do anything, unless of course you wish to purchase more shares.
Click below to download a suitable version of the form:
Orkney RFC are holding a "Walk to Talk" event, starting from the clubhouse from 6pm on Sunday 13th December.
The idea being to set off in pairs, have a yarn & catchup. If you are interested please register using the Eventbrite link to give us an idea of numbers & if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Orkney RDO, John Cairns at email@example.com.
Keep an eye on the weather and check here or social media for updates.
The Junior membership forms have been updated for the new season. You can complete them online or download & print them at home.
Please also ensure you complete the medical & photographic consent forms and return them to the coach or membership convenor, whose details can be found on the relevant forms or the club's Contacts Page.
Parents are reminded that they must also complete a SCRUMS registration for each child if they haven’t already done so.
Are you missing rugby? Suffering from the lockdown blues?
Here’s your chance to reminisce about past adventures with a copy of the 50th Anniversary Book.
The remaining uncollected books have been returned to sale and with Christmas approaching it’s an ideal time to grab one of the last copies
There are only a few books left, so if you know someone who would like one as a Christmas, Birthday or Anniversary gift you can get one at the Orcadian Bookshop in Kirkwall or from Ian Carse.
Each book covers the full history of the club as well as all the match facts and statistics throughout its history, and there is an abundance of photos of all the Club’s teams from its inception until the end of last season.
A book only costs £25 and each purchase makes a good contribution to the Club’s funds during this trying (pun intended!) time. The books need to be all sold to avoid the club being out of pocket, so if there’s somebody you know who still doesn’t have a copy, please pop down to the Orcadian Bookshop or call or text Ian Carse on 878339 or O7415 680706 and leave your contact details. You can also reserve a book by sending Ian an email.
Help your Club, Buy a Book, and give someone a wonderful present!!
***All members and supporters.***
The SRU have announced to end the current competitive season for 20/21. Given the current circumstances we feel that this is the correct decision. At the moment our main concern must be the safety of our community.
We would like to thank all the sponsors, social and playing members who have continued to support us throughout this difficult time.
As we are a tier 1 area we will continue to train across all age groups as long as regulations allow us to do so. We are taking all the appropriate safety measures to keep our players/coaches safe and will continue to do so. We would like to thank all the players who have been back playing and for following the guidance. We feel it is important for the club to offer a training opportunity for our club members for the their health and well-being.
As disappointing as it is to have no competitive rugby this season, the main thing is that everyone is safe and we can get everyone back to play the following season.
Thank you to everyone for all their support. We will keep you updated with any further changes.
Orkney rugby football club
Well the season is now officially over and what a strange one it’s been. With highs for our First XV of 11 wins, 11 bonus points, then lows of COVID 19 bringing the season to an abrupt end and the league declared null and void. Our women have put in a good shift on and off the pitch, but again a quick halt. Our youth sections all had a good season up to Christmas then again all stop.
Let’s not dwell on the negatives but think of all the tidy gardens, the new ways of communication via Zoom, Face Time, Skype, What’s App and Team. The phone call to all friends old and new it has been a time of catch up for all and making time for each other. Remembering that we are a family orientated club please give me a call anytime if you need a catch up or a virtual coffee break, you are not alone as there are always kind ears to listen.
I want to thank all the club members, all the players, all the supporters and all the sponsors for their support over the last season. We have had some additional support from Tescos; £4000 towards the running of the club through the blue token voting which is much appreciated and here thanks go to all the local support for making this happen.
We have also had some Government support of a £10,000 grant and the SRU Hardship fund just over £3,500. These funds will help meet all our running costs until we are able to reopen hopefully in the not too distant future.
Keep up the exercise and fitness regimes and keep in touch with each other, I look forward to seeing you all again once the crisis is over.
President Orkney Rugby Football Club
Around this time of year we usually host our AGM, given the current COVID circumstances we will be postponing this meeting until further notice.
When we feel the time is right for the community and the club we will ensure to give everyone enough notice of this event.
We hope everyone is staying safe and well and we will be in touch hopefully in the near future.
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